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What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

What causes arm weakness , lifting causes facial spasm, movement or touching head causes spasms, back of head and neck sore. Mri of brain and neck ok?

Unrelated: Sometimes, with fibromyalgia especially, symptoms may have a non-neurological etiology. Consider having prior imaging re-read and/or redone if none over more than 3 years. Consider treatment for symptoms to decide if neurochemical cause. ...Read more

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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong with them. I suppose it could. It could affect the baroreceptors in the large vessels in the neck, it could pull on the temporal skull bones causing inner ear issues, or affect cranial nerves in the suboccipital region. All possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc. ...Read more

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What causes back spasms?

What causes back spasms?

Injury: Lifting improperly. Overuse, lifting too much, injury, or stress. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Less likely: Head twitching in my experience is related to nerve, stress, anxiety, electrolyte issues and less likely due to sinus infections. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

What causes painful muscle spasm in back of head?

Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause head jerking/twitching?

Can anxiety cause head jerking/twitching?

Head jerking or: twitching may represent a tic (spasm-like movements of particular muscles). Anxiety may aggravate or increase tics which are otherwise usually harmless but may be annoying and may be able to be suppressed. Anxiety management strategies are powerful. Tics come and go. If serious consult physician. Best regards. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause head aches?

Can dehydration cause head aches?

It contributes: People with chronic/recurrent headaches have been shown to have fewer headaches if they maintain good hydration. It's really hard to be over-hydrated. Almost all of us would benefit from more water. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing head pains?

What causes throbbing head pains?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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What causes head and neck cancers?

What causes head and neck cancers?

Many Causes: Tobacco smoking and chewing is the largest cause of head/neck cancers. A significant number are caused by viruses (epstein barr virus, human pailoma virus); alcohol and less commonly hereitary factors also play a role. ...Read more

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Could head tremors have psychological cause?

Could head tremors have psychological cause?

What kind?: If by "head tremors" you mean literally a rhythmic shaking of your head, no, probably not. There is a small group of mostly benign neurological conditions that can cause this (usually easy to distinguish by the rate). Late in life, katharine hepburn suffered from one kind. If this is what you mean, ask your doctor to refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

What causes constant headaches and neck stiffness?

Many things: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What causes sudden cramp in the head and neck ?

Muscle spasms: Are the most likely cause. Why this occurs can be related to many causes. ...Read more

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What causes neck shakiness?

What causes neck shakiness?

See below: It depends. Can you control it? Is it provoked? Is it constant or intermittens do you have a family history of tremors? Are you on the medications? All this information will help your physician to decide on the diagnostic tests and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can cause intense neck stiffness / head aches?

What can cause intense neck stiffness / head aches?

Potentially fatal: There are multiple causes for neck stiffness / headaches. The most serious one in absence of trauma is irritation of the meninges ( membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord). This irritation (meningitis) can be caused by infection, inflammation or bleeding. Any person with intense neck stiffness/head aches should be taken immediately to an er to rule out these potentially fatal problems. ...Read more

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What causes stomach spasms?

What causes stomach spasms?

Stomach spasms?: The list is lengthy. Do you experience them regularly? Have you noticed a pattern after you eat certain foods? How long has this been going on? Please resubmit with more details. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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What disease causes neck and back muscle rigidity?

Muscle spasm: Typically if muscles in the cervical and lumbar regions are injured they will go into spasm to protect themselves from further injury this will create the rigidity that the writer describes. The symptoms can be helped with moist heat, muscle relaxants and physical therapy modalities. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasms?

What causes painful muscle spasms?

Lack of circulation: Most muscle spasms will happen after workingout due to the lack of good blood circulation in the muscle. By stretching and doing a lighter workout you should be able to avoid these cramps as you develop new blood vessels. If changing your routine does not remedy the cramping consult your doctor. There are other causes that wll be need to be checked. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle spasms. The most likely causes of these involuntary nerve impulses would be nerve root impingement of electolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Various: Acute biomechanical stress and overuse, genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic asymmetric body postures can all participate, in varying amounts, to occurrence of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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